Dual bumper winner Cole Harden was less than fluent on his hurdling bow at this track and faded into fourth in the closing stages. COURT APPEAL looked unlucky on his first start over timber having fallen after slipping on landing when starting odds-on at Worcester. He gets the vote to make amends today. Dougalstar finished third over timber here back in May while Harry's Farewell has won a bumper at this track and could figure on his return. Westaway's saddle slipped on his comeback but he has a shout on his earlier third at this course.
Arcayo (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Led 5-7; ev ch 3 out; wknd app last, 4th of 6, 12l behind Deed Poll (12-0) at North Shropshire 2m 4f ptp gf in May.
Ballycassel (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mistake 6th, always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Forresters Folly (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Cole Harden (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Led and soon clear, headed before 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 14, 13l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Court Appeal (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Took keen hold and jumped right, led but always pressed by rival, fell 3 out, in a race won by Bob Tucker (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct, 4 ran.
Dougalstar (FR) 11-4fav (10-2) With leaders, led 3rd, soon headed, led again before 2 out, ridden and headed last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jack By The Hedge (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
Harry's Farewell 5-2fav (11-4) In touch, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Deputy Dan (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Here's Herbie 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 18, 41l behind Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Landerbee (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent, mistake 3rd, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 35l behind Beggar's Velvet (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May '12.
Micquus (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased winner until not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 8, 24l behind Billy No Name (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Steepleofcopper (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, weakened 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Cowards Close (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Westaway (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, saddle soon slipped, pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Mountain Tunes (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 11 ran.
Money Money Money 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off 6th, pulled up after, in a race won by Oscar Fortune (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct, 12 ran.
Rightonthyme 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, slightly hampered 4th, driven and struggling after 5th, tailed off and eased, 10th of 16, well behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.